Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
At the Cognitive Neural Sciences Laboratory, we are broadly interested in cognition and emotion and their neural underpinnings.
Recently, we have begun investigating positive emotion (deviating ‘slightly’ from our more traditional study of fear learning and anxiety!). We are particularly interested in non-invasive and cost-effective ways to improve emotion and wellbeing, such as music. We are creating new music for this purpose, which enables us to independently manipulate different features, such as the valence of the lyrics.
Measuring emotion is also an important aspect of this project and we are attempting some innovative measures such as analysing voice patterns using machine learning algorithms and brain activity recorded via EEG.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Award Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research University of Newcastle Australia $150 2019 Award Microsoft Award Australian eChallenge Australia $10,000 2019 Award Enabled Solutions Prize Australian eChallenge Australia $10,000 2019 Award City of Adelaide Social Enterprise Prize Australian eChallenge Australia $10,000 2019 Award Tertiary: 2nd Prize Australian eChallenge Australia $9,380 2019 Award Undergraduate Research Conference 2019 University of Adelaide Australia $1000
Date Institution name Country Title 2018 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (First Class Honours) 2014 - 2017 Swinburne University of Technology Australia Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology, Marketing)
Date Title Institution Country 2018 - 2019 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) University of Adelaide Australia
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2019 - 2019 Beyond Music: The impact of lyrics on social cohesion and human flourishing QUT Gardens Point Campus Queensland University of Technology Australia 2019 - 2019 Pop Psych: The impact of music and lyrics on emotion Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre International Positive Psychology Association Australia
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